In partnership with LERRN, professor Phil Orchard, from the University of Wollongong, in Australia, spoke about how the international response to the problem of internally displaced persons (IDPs) protection has changed over the past 20 years, and how legal protections have been introduced at the regional and domestic levels.

There are over 40 million IDPs globally. Refugees, outside of their own state, receive protection through an international refugee regime such as the UNHCR. By contrast, IDPs, though displaced for similar reasons, do not have the same protections since they remain within their own state.

Click below to watch an interview with professor Orchard:

Click bellow to listen to the podcast of the event: